Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer

What would you do if a strange man breaks into your house while you’re cooking dinner and tries to kidnap you dog?  If you are Agnes Crandall, you hit him with a frying pan, of course.  But this isn’t Agnes’ first rodeo either.This frying pan attack marks the beginning of a action-packed, hilarious romantic romp that includes the mafia, a hit-man, a missing 5 million dollars, an outrageous wedding and Agnes.

Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer (who have another website devoted to their writing partnership) gleefully mix her steamy knack for romance with his intense action scenes.  Agnes is a newspaper columnist and cook book author just purchased the house of her dreams with her fiance when the dog-napper appeared.  She’s already got her plate full with planning the upcoming wedding of her goddaughter. Agnes must host the wedding at her house or she will lose it to the former owner and grandmother of the bride, mob widow Brenda Fortunato.  Enter Shane, hit-man and nephew of old mobster, sent to watch out for Agnes.  These two hit it off and not only with a frying pan. Together they tackle the weddings, mobsters, two-bit hit-men, missing dead bodies, missing millions, 2 pink flamingos, and, eventually, each other.

Agnes and the Hitman was recommended to me by a good friend.  She claimed it was different than any other romance or action book.  And she was right.  Crusie and Mayer have a knack for mixing both of there writing styles and genres to create a fantastic book.  Its hilarious, sexy, exciting, and just plain fun to read.  I took it to the beach for a weekend, and it was perfect.  It has a bit of a slow start, but once you get into it you won’t be able to put it down.

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